Bhopal is the capital of Madhya Pradesh, India’s largest state. The abundance of natural beauty and the land’s rich and historical history draws many tourists. The fact that the rock drawings discovered here are approximately 30000 years old attests to its rich history. However, it is not all historic structures. The city’s architecture is a mix of ancient and new. The area is known as the “City of Lakes” is also known as the “Greenest City in India.” 

Here are the top 10 Bhopal Visit places.



 Bhimbetka, a World Heritage site located around 46 kilometers from Bhopal, shows the city’s rich history. Dr. Vishnu Wakankar, an archaeologist, found the Bhimbetka caves by accident in 1957-58. The cave drawings are about 15000 years old, making it a true treasure. They reflect the way of life of a man from a bygone era. The murals on the cave walls and ceilings are remarkable works of art. The paintings span several periods ranging from the high Paleolithic to the medieval. Bhimbetka is the ideal place for those who want to immerse themselves in a bygone age.

National Museum of Mankind 

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The National Museum of Mankind, also known as the Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, was built in 1985. The Shyamala Hills is home to the 200-acre museum. The well-designed anthropological museum provides insight into mankind’s revolution. It is also known as the Tribal Habitat Museum. It’s fascinating to read about the numerous tribal cultures that exist around the country. The life-size representation of their residences highlights the tribals’ distinctive architectural traits. The museum offers wonderful items that depict tribal culture from all throughout the country.

State Museum, Madhya Pradesh

state museum

The Madhya Pradesh State Museum is housed in the same compound as the National Museum of Mankind. The modern structure in which the museum is housed is regarded as one of the best-designed museums in the country. The 16 theme galleries give an intriguing display of coins, sculptures, fossils, and manuscripts from India’s past and present.

Upper Lake

upper lake

Upper Lake, which dates back to the 11th century, is the largest lake in the state. The lake’s water is thought to have healing properties and aids in the treatment of skin disorders. The lake is located in the city’s center. A little island amid the man-made lake. The boat club allows you to cruise on rowing boats, paddle boats, and speed boats. The breathtaking vista will wow you if you come here at sunset.

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Van Vihar National Park

van vihar national park

Van Vihar National Park, located in the heart of the city and encompassing 445.21 hectares, is home to a diverse diversity of birds and animals. Tigers, lions, leopards, sambars, and chitals are among the wild animals found here. The Park is home to approximately 200 different bird species. With Upper Lake on one side and Shyamala Hills, the forest is virtually an ideal home for these wild animals. To explore the park, you can either walk or rent a bicycle.

Bhojpur Temple  

bhojpur temple

The 11th century saw the construction of an unfinished temple for unknown reasons. Despite being completed, the temple’s magnificent carvings never fail to inspire. The Shiva Linga built here is the world’s tallest. The huge Shiva Linga, carved out of a single rock, stands 18 feet tall and has 7.5 feet. The temple stands on the banks of the Betwa River.


taj ul masjid

Taj-ul-Masajid is one of the largest mosques in Asia, with an area of 23312 square feet. The minarets stand at the height of 206 feet. The construction was started by Sultan Shah Jahan, Bhopal’s Begum. Still, it was not completed during her reign due to a lack of funding. Allama Mohammad Imran Khan Nadwi Azhari launched work to finish the mosque, which fascinates onlookers with its imposing scale, pink façade, and beautifully carved pillars and ceilings, in 1971.

Birla Museum

birla museum

Birla Museum, founded in 1971, houses a wonderful collection of manuscripts, paintings, and sculptures dating from the 2nd century BC to the 6th century AD. Primitive tools from the Paleolithic and Neolithic periods are on display. Stone carvings dating from the seventh to thirteenth century are also on show.

Gohar Mahal

gohar mahal

Another of the nicest places to view in Bhopal is the ‘Gohar Mahal,’ which is located on the bank of the ‘Upper Lake.’ It is actually a stunning residence created in the shape of a palace, exhibiting an amazing blend of Mughal and Hindu architectural traditions that stands tall as a testament to the cultural legacy of this city of Nawabs. This majestic palace is named after Bhopal’s first female monarch, Qudisiya Begum, also known as Gohar Begum, who was an efficient and unbiased ruler of the state and a renowned patron of art and architecture. In the year 1820, she oversaw the construction of this magnificent palace.

Raisen Fort 

raisen fort

Raisen, 45 kilometers from Bhopal, is an old fort that was built in the sixth century. The fort is built on a hill and contains palaces, temples, lakes, and ponds. It included an astonishing 84 lakes and ponds, but that number has now been reduced to 15. The shrine of Hazrat Peer Fatehullah Shah Baba is the most visited in this fort. The fort has a long history and has been the site of numerous wars. Sher Shah Suri was one of the fort’s notable rulers.

Bhopal captivates you with its rich history and natural beauty. As you tour the length and breadth of the city, your fascination grows.